Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 6th, 2012

RT @mpesce ‘warning: assignment from incompatible pointer type’ [You should probably use Pascal for that.]

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I’m talking privacy and data retention and stuff on ABC @702sydney etc with @domknight after 2000 AEST. Streamed from abc.net.au/sydney/

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And the panel is done. I’ll post a recording in due course.  

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Don’t try this at home, folks.

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On stage now at the panel on Privacy and Security, streamed from aceinfo.net.au/ACCAN/

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Doing my final prep for the panel on Privacy and Security, starting 1545 AEST. It’ll be streamed from aceinfo.net.au/ACCAN/

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Preparing for my afternoon panel, later at instagr.am/p/PN_WUQiFr2/

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More on data retention in @phildobbie’s “Twisted Wire” podcast, with @JulianBurnside zdnet.com/au/julian-burn…

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Sorry, typo. Or braino. Comments about methodology just then were from David Freer, Norton VP Consumer APJ.

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Long story short, they’re saying they’ve taken on board the criticism from last year and have made some significant changes in methodology.

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Adam Palmer now running through some of the methodological changes since last year. I’ll be writing them up for somewhere tomorrow.

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@lewellyn @ericscheid We still don’t have copies of the actual report. Even when we do, it is likely to be a bit thin on methodology.

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Currently it’s just a backgrounder on what NSW Fair Trading does. They’ve received 1000 reports this year so far (on and offline).

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RT @Bondles: I just love the “We need new powers because of this other case we solved without them” argument re. John Newman

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@hartmant Thank you. That’s still one of my favourite pieces from last year.

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Next up, Robert Vellar, assistant commissioner for NSW Fair Trading, to talk about current internet-based scams. He must run the portal.

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I find it telling that the whinges about how hard these cases are to prosecute are always about OLD cases, not those under newer laws.

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Listening to a former prosecutor whinge that following due process costs sooooooo much money.

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And now we’re slicing the data cubes. No-one was said the magic word “margin of error” yet. I don’t expect anyone will.

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Next up is Norton Cybersecurity Adviser Adam Palmer, former US Navy JAG prosecutor, on some of the global stats.

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The one big takeaway is passwords passwords passwords.

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RT @servantofchaos: And 10 percent admit they’d check a message during sex cnet.co/dh45cT

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I’m going to ignore the rest of these stats because they’re self-reported and my experience is that people don’t understand the questions.

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46% of those surveyed say they’ve been notified to change their password ‘cos it was compromised. [In what period? A year? Ever? Ahem!]

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Survey was of ~13,000 people in 24 countries. I note that we have not been given copies of the report yet, just listening to a presentation.

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25% don’t think about cybercrime when online because they don’t think it’ll happen to them. [Compared to what with offline crimes? Eh?]

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RT @lewellyn: Fake links are total bull. Either a link is live or dead. There’s no “fake”. [Noted. Will ask about this.]

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11% say they would end a relationship [what sort?] with someone if they saw something they didn’t like about them on a social network.

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18% admit (“admit”?) that when they get to work they check their social networks before checking their work email.

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28% say that checking the social network is the first thing they do when they wake up each day.

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Claiming 12% have through social networking been a victim of a scam or fake links. (Potential bull: a “fake link” not necessarily a crime.)

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Claiming 12% of social networking users have had their account hacked and someone impersonate them. (Branded hacked by “victim”?)

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Please note that I think that these estimates of global cybercrime costs are bullshit. cso.com.au/article/400672…

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Claiming 1.5 million victims of cybercrime daily. Will ask if their definition of cybercrime has changed, ‘cos last year it was way dodgy.

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Total cost of cybercrime globally estimate at $100 billion, down from $144 billion bask year, but they hinted at changed methodologies.

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At the launch of the 2012 Norton Cybercrime Report at Sydney’s Justice & Police Museum. Random observations will follow for an hour or so.

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Seriously, something needs to be done about these senseless defence budget cuts instagr.am/p/PNwoj1CFgB/

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@lewellyn Yeah we’ve got all sorts of alien space pods here.

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I didn’t get time to take her pic, but I reckon the phone’s image sensor would have burnt out.

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Lanky late-40s woman, orange fake tan, platinum bleached hair tied with lemon yellow band, fluoro yellow lycra all-in-one, pink trainers.

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@marcfennell You could get more leverage from that joke, surely?

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A thing full of rubbish, behind somewhere to dispose of your litter instagr.am/p/PNsPbnCFs5/

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RT @nazzer LOL autocorrect: antisiphoning=christianising natsecurity=mastectomy [Smirk.]

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Number of customers currently in Samsung Experience Store, George St, Sydney: 6. Apple Store (ground floor only): 19.

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RT @rycrozier: Hmm, autocorrect keeps changing “Govts” to “goats”. [Yes, and?]

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Mobile: Drop off washing; stroll through Sydney CBD to Circular Quay; 1100 launch of Norton Cybercrime Report, Justice & Police Museum.

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NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research June 2012 quarter crime figures are out. lawlink.nsw.gov.au/Lawlink/bocsar… [PDF]

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@nanopunk You really are a bit special.

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RT @juhasaarinen: StilGreerian; a photographic study by @nanopunk pic.twitter.com/H1eCknyo [Oh. Dear. God. No.]

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“[Alexander] Downer’s mouth is solely for canapés going in, dodgey karaoke coming out, and self-satisfied smugness in between.”

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Urging us to take a cold shower in response to new laws is a timeless cliché. Here’s me on Rudd from 2006. stilgherrian.com/politics/rudd_…

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Note the age-old tactic there: criticism is framed as “hysteria”. Thank you, Attorney-General.

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Attorney-General Nicola Roxon wants us to have a “cold shower” with her on data retention laws. zdnet.com/au/roxon-calls…

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@dobes @glengyron Yeah, @mpesce’s call for an ultrahypermeta was not inappropriate.

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Did I just see @mpesce say “We need something beyond hyper”? Yes. Yes I did. twitter.com/mpesce/status/…

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noisymime Gotta love the Little Old Lady discretely pouring whisky into her coffee on the train. She knows the score.

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@lewellyn What does this word “tequila” mean?It’s quite new to me, Your Honour.

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s_bridges Tomorrow on Russia Today: “Putin cooks up improved Higgs boson on his stove”

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@Idealaw Whether $stocks “work” like , i.e. turn into links, is a client-side matter not the Twitter messaging core.

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baratunde why is it when politicians brag about things “americans do best,” they never include “frying things” on the list??

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Thank you, @nanopunk, for providing us with the solution for smartarse Finns. bit.ly/OnI1fX

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@NewtonMark Oh you cynic. I’m sure Symantec realised last year’s Norton Cybercrime Report was bullshit and they’ve rectified that. Surely.

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Symantec release their new Norton Cybercrime Report today. I was most unimpressed with last year’s. cso.com.au/article/400672…

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Well since you all seem to keen, it’s time to go through The Change again.

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Something needs to be done about all these smartarse Finns. Well the two that I know, anyway.

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RT @juhasaarinen: @paulwallbank And thus, StilGreerian is born. [Uhoh. Ping @SnarkyPlatypus @kcarruthers]

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paulwallbank Discombobulated that @stilgherrian and Germaine Greer are on the same ticket at the Sydney Opera House. Wondering how we tell them apart.

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@kcarruthers @paulwallbank Really? Why not? In my last presentation, at Consilium, I mentioned Prince Harry’s pubic hair. True.

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“NBN questions for Malcolm Turnbull” from Steve Jenkin. technologyspectator.com.au/nbn-questions-…

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@Idealaw “Swashbucking”? Larry Ellison, cutlass between his teeth, leaping onto an enemy ship with the aid of a rope?

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BernardKeane So horse racing is corrupt. Wow. Big shock there.

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Putin … motorized hang glider … dressed in crane costume … help endangered birds find their way. theatlantic.com/technology/arc…

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film_girl Twitter’s new API changes discontinue RSS, Atom and XML endpoints. dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1.1/o…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je pensais que “50 Nuances de Gris” a été plus long que ça?

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“Your Data Is Safe With Nicola Roxon”, writes @MylesPeterson, presumably smirking. newmatilda.com/2012/09/05/no-…

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@kristinmoore2 Alas, there’s no time in my schedule today to appreciate the museum as a museum.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Après une nuit d’insomnie ma stratégie pour faire face à la lumière du jour est l’hippopotame affamé faim. Et vous?

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Thu plan, highlights: 1100 Symantec launch, Police & Justice Museum; 1545 Privacy & Security panel, ; dinner somewhere pleasant.

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Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales reckons UK’s data retention plans are ‘technologically incompetent’ guardian.co.uk/technology/201…

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At least Mistress Insomnia has let me be reasonably productive so far today. Bitch.

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chris23 Swarming LED quadrocopters. Drones as pixels. Skyborn adverts likely to follow… engt.co/OX58zd via @engadget

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@StremorJoe Indeed. Though you get to stay on much the same time zone. I was just settling into PDT when I returned to AEST yesterday.

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Since I’m awake I might as well get a bit of audio editing out of the way. At 0250 EST. Mid-week. In a hotel room. Sigh.

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Oh right. I fall asleep before 2000 AEST and am now awake at 0200 AEST. I believe that’d be the result of jet lag. Poo. Oh well, so be it.

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